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Deep Blue Goodbye/Nightmare in Pink (Travis McGee #1-2)

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Terry Irving
Mar 12, 2013 Terry Irving rated it it was amazing
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Travis McGee is the first of the second-generation of American Private detectives. The first guys were the Continental Op, Sam Spade and Charlie Chan. They were lower-class working stiffs with cheap suits and string ties--McGee is a beach bum with no visible means of support who works off the grid. They have in common a personal code of what it means to be an honest and moral human being and the drive to stick to this single ideal in a world of treachery, cowardice and deceit.

That and he lives
May 19, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
I am re-reading the John D. McDonald Travis McGee series. I found them during my first year of teaching and gobbled down many of the color-related titles. In this first of the series, we meet Travis, beach bum and reclamation expert on the Busted Flush as he takes on the first of many baddies. It holds up!
A.J. Attard
Sep 23, 2012 A.J. Attard rated it liked it
It was a good book, interesting, fast paced, and a tremendous page turner. Travis McGee is a brilliant character and one that fascinates from the word go. It was so vivid and real that some scenes were hard for me to read, but it was brilliantly written and flew by before I knew I was done!
Aug 10, 2013 Debbie rated it liked it
Pretty good book. Easy read that didn't require a whole lot of thinking. I'll probably read the rest of the series
Nov 14, 2014 Barb rated it really liked it
I love Travis McGee. Read them all many years ago. My husband has started reading the series which makes me want to begin them again.
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another quick read. Predictable ending.
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John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. During WW2, he rose to the rank of Colonel, and while serving in the Army and in the Far East, sent a short story to his wife for sale, successfully. After the war, he decided to try writing for a year, to see if he could make a living. Over 500 short ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Travis McGee (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee #1)
  • Nightmare in Pink (Travis McGee, #2)
  • A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee #3)
  • The Quick Red Fox (Travis McGee #4)
  • A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee #5)
  • Bright Orange for the Shroud (Travis McGee #6)
  • Darker Than Amber (Travis McGee #7)
  • One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee #8)
  • Pale Gray for Guilt (Travis McGee #9)
  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (Travis McGee #10)

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